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DENVER GOLD HISTORY
YEARS IN LEAGUE: 1983, 1984, 1985 OWNERS: Ron Blanding (1982-84), Douglas Spedding (1985)
STADIUM: Mile High Stadium (75,123) COLORS: Black, Old Gold, and White
OVERALL REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 27-27 OVERALL PLAYOFF RECORD: 0-1 HEAD COACH(S) : Red Miller (1983), Charley Armey (1983), Craig Morton(1983-84), Mouse Davis (1985)
1983 STANDINGS: 7-11 1984 STANDINGS: 9-9 1985 STANDINGS: 11-7 1983 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 41,7361984 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 33,953 1985 AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE: 14,446
Synopsis:
The Denver Gold, was one of original charter members of United States Football League in 1983. The Gold always was at the top of attendance till announcement of league's fall schedule, going head to head with Broncos; making it as good idea as New Coke was. The Gold, was great example of great franchise.

In 1983 Season, Gold didn’t have any marquee players kept the original plan of the USFL, controlling player salaries and build gradually. Gold was always at war with evil empires of the USFL, Blitz and Generals. The Gold changed coaches during the season three times and still mustard a 7-11 record.

In 1984 Season, Gold stuck with one coach, Craig Morton, but still missed the playoffs. On the bright side finished with 9-9 record. In 1985 Season, The Gold attendance hurt with announcement of Fall Schedule in 1986, Mouse Davis took over as Head Coach, lead the team with 11-7 record and early exit out of the playoffs. The Gold never would attempt to comeback for the '86 campaign.
1983 Results   1984 Results     1985 Results    
PHILADELPHIA
L
13-7
at Los Angeles
W
27-10
at Oakland
L
31-10
BOSTON
L
21-7
at Oklahoma
W
17-14 OT
at Birmingham
W
40-23
at Chicago
W
16-13
MICHIGAN
L
28-0
PORTLAND
W
29-17
OAKLAND
W
22-12
TAMPA BAY
W
36-30
at Houston
L
36-17
at Michigan
W
29-21
at Memphis
W
28-24
SAN ANTONIO
W
16-2
TAMPA BAY
L
22-16 OT
ARIZONA
W
17-7
ORLANDO
W
21-17
at Birmingham
W
9-7
LOS ANGELES
W
35-27
ARIZONA
W
28-7
at Arizona
L
24-3
at Pittsburgh
W
31-21
at Tampa Bay
L
33-17
NEW JERSEY
L
34-29
at New Orleans
L
20-18
LOS ANGELES
W
51-0
at Philadelphia
L
6-3
BIRMINGHAM
L
31-14
MEMPHIS
L
33-17
at Boston
L
17-9
at Oakland
L
20-17 OT
at San Antonio
W
35-9
LOS ANGELES
L
14-10
CHICAGO
L
29-17
at Arizona
W
42-28
BIRMINGHAM
W
21-19
at Arizona
L
41-6
NEW JERSEY
W
28-24
WASHINGTON
W
24-12
at San Antonio
W
27-20
OAKLAND
L
31-16
at Oakland
L
16-10
HOUSTON
L
36-20
at Los Angeles
W
27-20
ARIZONA
W
32-6
PHILADELPHIA
L
21-19
HOUSTON
W
16-13
at Tampa Bay
L
26-23
at New Jersey
L
27-7
at Portland
L
23-17
at Los Angeles
L
21-14
OAKLAND
W
20-7
at Jacksonville
L
42-6
PLAYOFFS:                
            at Memphis
L
48-7


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